Mexico again posts more than 1,000 new coronavirus deaths - health ministry

by Reuters
Sunday, 10 January 2021 01:20 GMT

MEXICO CITY, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Mexico reported 16,105 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 1,135 more fatalities on Saturday, according to health ministry data, bringing its total to 1,524,036 infections and 133,204 deaths.

The new daily death toll marks the fifth consecutive day that officials have reported more than 1,000 fatalities due to the highly contagious disease caused by the virus.

The real number of infected people and deaths is likely significantly higher than the official count, the ministry has said, due to little testing. (Reporting by David Alire Garcia and Adriana Barrera; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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